Category: Library Branches
County Executive Elrich to Join Montgomery County Public Libraries for Reopening of Potomac Branch on Saturday, April 15
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will join Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL), other officials and community members at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, for ceremonies reopening the Potomac Library. The branch has been closed since May 22, 2022, for significant renovations. The Potomac Library is located at 10101 Glenolden Dr. in Potomac. “The Potomac […]
A Brief History of the Noyes Library
Situated on a small triangular piece of land in the historic part of Kensington, Maryland is a small, single-story building that looks like an old house. Certainly a homey place, this building is the oldest purpose-built library in the Washington, D.C. area and is one of the few libraries in the nation dedicated to serving […]
Potomac Library Refresh: January Update
Since December’s update, progress at Potomac Library has included completion of new study rooms, public restroom tiles and fixtures, and all flooring, paint, interior doors, and window treatments. Work is in progress on the staff kitchen and bathroom, lighting, new entry doors and shelving throughout the building. Photos of Potomac Library Refresh Progress Learn more about the MCPL […]
Potomac Library Refresh: December Update
Since November’s update, the work at Potomac Library has included installation of vinyl tile, ceramic tile, carpeting, and new lighting, as well as installation of doors and door hardware and preparation for upcoming installation of bathroom fixtures. Photos of Potomac Library Refresh Progress Learn more about the MCPL refresh projects.
Potomac Library Renovation Updates
October, 2022 New restrooms in progress: September, 2022 In September, work at the Potomac Library focused on bringing new power to all areas of the building and on wall work. Framing began for two enclosed study rooms, a low knee wall, and the redesigned quiet room. A wall that will hold seating was given additional […]
August Fun in the Branches
In addition to our full calendar of events, each MCPL branch plans and provides activities you can take a break to enjoy while you’re browsing! Davis Library 8/1Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt Gaithersburg Library 8/14Paper Plate Jellyfish Germantown Library 8/3, 8/10, 24 & 31Drop-in ChessDrop on in and join fellow enthusiasts for a friendly game of chess. […]
Oceans of Possibilities for Shark Appreciation Week
Get your fins on, because MCPL’s Shark Appreciation Week 2022 is slicing through the summer! From July 24 to 30, you can celebrate all things shark at Montgomery County Public Libraries. Shark Appreciation Week Events! In addition to the usual books, e-books, e-audio books, e-comics, streaming movies, music, and other electronic resources to learn about […]
MCPL’s Summer Reading Challenge! Sign up TODAY!
Sign up for Summer Reading Challenge! June 15 is the first day for kids from birth-19 to sign up for Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Challenge! Watch the video for more details and sign up here or at any MCPL branch! Summer Reading Challenge! Kick-off Party June 18! The 2022 Summer […]
Kids K-3rd Grade, Join the Grandreaders Program This Summer!
Students going into Kindergarten through third grade can practice their reading skills this summer at the Gaithersburg Library, Aspen Hill Library and Wheaton Library. Children will read one-on-one with volunteers, in partnership with the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) – Heyman Interages Center. Grandreaders is designed to improve elementary students’ ability to read more fluently and […]
Save the Date: Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Maggie Nightingale Branch to Reopen
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich invites residents to a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, May 21 at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate the grand reopening of the newly refreshed MCPL Maggie Nightingale Branch, located at 19633 Fisher Avenue in Poolesville. “I am pleased the Maggie Nightingale Library will reopen its doors to the community who have been waiting patiently for […]